It's Official: Plants Help You Focus at Work

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It's 11 a.m. and you're in the groove at work. Then, you get three Slack messages, four new emails, and start listening to your colleagues a row over chat about the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale — time to kiss productivity goodbye! Unless, that is, your desk happens to be covered in plants.

Hear us out — A new study by Texas A&M University confirms it: Plants are proven to help with productivity. In fact, over the course of the eight-month study, both men and women demonstrated more innovative thinking and generated more ideas and original solutions to problems in an office environment that included flowers and plants.

Don't believe us? Try it out for yourself — here are 8 adorable desk-friendly plants to add to your office space.

urban stems the leo
credit: Urban Stems
terrain succulents
credit: Terrain
the sill collection
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urbanstems the cathy
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the sill air plants
credit: The Sill
urbanstems the tulum
credit: Urban Stems
the sill pothos neon
credit: The Sill
urban stems the runyon
credit: Urban Stems

Katie Maguire

Katie Maguire

Katie is the Commerce Editor at Hunker. She has previously been on staff at Shape Magazine, Well+Good, and PureWow, and has spent her life perfecting the art of online shopping.